Decorate with me! Christmas Fireplace Mantel 2015!

Hi friends! First I must apologize that there is no stamp school this week, but I did post a beginner watercolor pencil card the other day that you might like. Preparing for Christmas has put me a bit behind schedule, I’m sure many of you can relate:) I will have a Stamp School next week, I am just debating weather or not next week will be too late to post a final Christmas project, let me know in the comments below if you want another Christmas project or something else, I am open to suggestions!


Today I want to share my fireplace mantel. Honestly, we bought this house almost 17 years ago because of the fireplace (well, I did, hubby was more impressed with the practical housey stuff LOL!) and I still love it! We put a wood-burning fireplace insert in it a few years ago because it was drafty and even though we loved using the fireplace it did not provide much heat unless you were sitting on the hearth LOL! It was the best decision we ever made. Anyway, I love it and it is fun to decorate! I went to Michaels and got some new things to DIY for this years display. I also used Chalk Finish Mod-Podge for the first time, it was very interesting. Check out the tutorial for the DIY projects and other mantle decorating tips!


Hmmm,I did not realize until after I shot the video how much my monogram “W” looks like a Volkswagen hood ornament haha! I hope this inspired you to decorate your mantle, or, a shelf if you don’t have a fireplace. Remember there is no right or wrong way to do it and if you don’t like it you can move stuff around until you do! Thank you for spending some of your precious holiday time with me and til next time happy crafting!


The video was a paid collaboration with Plaid and Michaels Craft Stores.


8 Responses

  1. Very pretty Lindsay. I wish I had half your talent. It doesn’t matter to me what you do next week, always look forward to any project.


  2. I would like another Christmas craft as I am scrambling to make original hifts for those who have everything. I need to be frugal too


  3. I am ALWAYS up for Christmas!


  4. Thanks for the info about new products. Your mantle is so welcoming—merry and bright!


  5. This is a great decoration. I can now feel the Christmas. Thanks for that!


  6. back a glycerin question… can it be used for flow improver with acrylic paints??? thanks, Dakota Ruth


  7. You did a great job. Interesting new products to take a look at too, especially the new Mod Podge. Thanks so much. I love Christmas posts, but anything will do. There is no point in going TOTALLY CRAZY this time of year.


  8. It looks so pretty!!


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